3/05/2007

Ravan hero and Ram Lakshman devil duos!

Check out this CNN-IBN video about a tribe in Melghat district in Maharashtra who celebrate holi by burning effigies of Ram and Lakshman.



Says a tribe member, Khanu Betkar, "Ram and Lakshman burnt Ravana, so that is why we burn them."

It's the biggest festival of the year for these villagers and celebrations go on for seven days. The tribe members dance all night and sing hymns hailing Ravana.
Holy cow! That's as blasphemous as it can get. Read the complete news article here. I am just waiting for our dear testosterone charged culture cops RSS/VHP to make some stupid funny statement like "these tribals are actually western/pakistani agents trying to spoil our innocent youth by spreading anti-Indian propaganda!"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

thats hilarious, it actually makes sense as well. cause Ravana is supposed to be very intelligent and smart human who fell for sita (one of the vices given to humans by god) and then killed in war by the God, who took help from monkeys from whom humans are supposed to have evolved and be superior to! Thats like God saying "in you face, humans" Colbert style... We all should so be pro-ravana!

Anonymous said...

Mythology... and we are always craving to prove it to be true...

The North Indians have miserably failed to enforce their superiority on the Southerners by way of stupid fairy tales...

Ramayana itself is a controversy... there are 14 versions of this stupid epic.

How about concentrating on the economy instead.. eh? Or are u going to pray to ur mythological Gods for economical superiority?

Grow up people. Let Fairy tales be...